I will let you know something about me. I have been a huge fan of the Bachelor franchise since Jake Pavelka’s season in 2010. Such a huge fan that I’ve never missed any episode of The Bachelor or Bachelorette both US and Canadian versions since Jake’s seasons including all the spin-off shows. So when I was offered the opportunity to review the new Bachelor Wines I didn’t hesitate, as I’m fan of the show and love trying out new wines.
The new Canadian-based Bachelor Wines feature two varietals: The Final Rose – a bold Cabernet Sauvignon and One on One – a spirited Pinot Grigio. (more…)
Spring is here! As you freshen up your home, why not freshen up your wine rack? These are the wines that I’ll be drinking as we head into warmer weather. Cheers!
E & J Gallo White Zinfandel ($10)is one of my favourite wines! I love white zinfandel, and this blend is on the sweeter side, and delicious. It has a beautiful pink colour and has flavours of berry. (more…)
I’m a major tea lover, and I often am so jealous of coffee drinkers. There’s always a new cold brew, gourmet beans and new frappuccinos for coffee lovers. For tea drinkers, we usually have a couple of interesting lattes in the winter, and that’s it.
Starbucks has introduced a new type of tea to their permanent menu, for tea lovers like me to enjoy all year round. Yay! The new beverages are Teavana Tea Lattes.
The main difference between these drinks and other tea lattes, are that they are made with whole-leaf micro-ground tea. They’re then topped with foamed milk and some sweetener. The new teas are available in 4 distinct blends. (more…)
I’ve been getting into wine, and love exploring new ones. Have you tried Kendall-Jackson Wines? They’ve been creating wines for 35 years in California in Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, Anderson Valley, Alexander Valley and Napa County. Last year, Kendall-Jackson was named American Winery of the Year in 2017 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. (more…)
I’m usually not a beer lover, but I’ve found the first beer that I can say that I love! Gillian is Belgian style farmhouse ale for wine lovers. This sour ale is brewed by Goose Island and it’s only available as of today at the LCBO Summerhill location or online!
So, what makes this beer so special? Like wine, Gillian is aged. Gillian starts as a farmhouse ale that is then put in a barrel with 40 pounds of fresh local strawberries from a family farm in Michigan and Belgian wild yeast. The beer goes through a second fermentation in the barrel for 2 weeks, and then rests for 2 months in neutralized red wine barrels. (more…)
One of the best things about the holidays is all of the festive holiday drinks! It’s the perfect excuse to grab a friend and catch up over a steaming beverage.
For the holidays, Starbucks has some new and old festive drinks that I’m just dying to try. (more…)
It’s so hot. Right? It’s so, so hot and it’s not even August yet. Keep yourself cool by whipping up this delicious cocktail. This cocktail uses Thirsty Buddha coconut water, an all natural Canadian product. For a unique twist, try making it with their aloe & coconut water!
6 oz Fresh pineapple juice
4 oz Thirsty Buddha coconut water
2 oz Vodka
1 tsp Organic honey
½ tsp Fresh ginger juice
Combine pineapple juice, Thirsty Buddha coconut water, ginger juice and vodka in cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Pour into serving glass. Add a touch of honey and add lime juice. Top off with mint leaves and enjoy!